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For What It’s Worth…

Hey, Monroe County… While sitting in our quaint, quiet, safe, overwhelmingly white enclave… We all know there is an underly  racist stream flowing from Columbia to Waterlo and Valmeyer to Hecker. Let’s all take a moment from our busy lives to reflect on what is happening in the rest of the United States beyond our……

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The Ed-itor Flushes Again

With his last roll twindeling down to the cardboard tube, the Ed-itor was happy a when the Amazon van pulled into his neighborhood. And then I heard the wonderful sound of its screeching brakes in my driveway… And what to my wondering eyes did appear….    a 24-count box of Charmin being pulled out of……

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Letter to the Ed-itor: Protests Are Not The Answer

Dear Ed-itor: Protest the lockdown, but protest for the lack of testing. Testing, short of an antiviral drug or vaccine, will get this economy moving to a more normal footing. People need to get back to work for a paycheck and get their businesses functioning. We all know that. But that is not going to……

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Letter to the Ed-itor: Local Restauranteur Voices His Views

from Rod Washausen Dear Ed-itor: Under the “Restore Illinois” plan released by Governor J.B. Pritzker on May 5, our family businesses, Washy’s Saloon in Waterloo, will only be permitted to have a maximum of 50 people inside until we enter Phase 5. Phase 5 will be reached when there is “a vaccine or highly effective……

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Letter To The Ed-itor: Time For Involvement

Dear Ed-itor: I recently read from the Monroe County Independent of the city of Waterloo’s stance on legal marijuana. Shame on me for not getting involved before, but it is definitely time for involvement. There seems to be a handful of people in this town that are against allowing any business to open selling legalized……

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Was It Right For Sheriff To Post Joke Pertaining To Epstein’s Death?

The Ed-itor was left scratching his head after a recent viewing of ‘The Facebook”. This past weekend our fine County Sheriff, Neal Rohlfing, decided to ‘share’ a meme that is making the viral rounds over the social media sphere. The post, as denoted above in an attached picture, apparently depicts former U.S. Vice President Hillary……

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New Hospital Names Take A While To Get Used To

Corporations buying out formerly Catholic-owned hospitals have got me scratching my head. The former St. John’s at I-44 and I-255 was bought out and is now Mercy Medical. The same company bought out St. Anthony’s in South County and we are now supposed to remember to refer to it as Mercy South. And ol’ St…….

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Looks like we’re in for a long, cold, wet winter…

The signs are pointing toward a severe winter to hit Monroe County. The fall’s two main folklore coming winter predictors, permissions and woolly worms, are both showing signs of a harsh winter. First the persimmon kernals came up spoons, this means there will be a lot of snow to shovel. And now the woolly worms……

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Only In Monroe County

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Unique Monroe County License Plate

Rita Brinkman proudly displays that she is one of the many longtime Valmeyer residents who survived the Great Flood of 1993. She and husband, Bruce, live on a farm wests of old town. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can…

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